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The myriad of unsubstantiated nutrition practices I observe pertaining to postexercise (recovery) nutrition never cease to amaze me.
Some of my favorites are:
Cyclists are by no means immune to these and other nutritional fallacies since we’re always seeking the slightest edge on our competition as a result making us susceptible to falling prey to nutrition quackery. However, the sage athlete follows time tested and research proven strategies to maximize recovery between consecutive race days and during intense training periods. What follows are the 6 most common real world nutritional pitfalls I observe (some I have even fallen into myself) and the simple solutions to correct them and optimize recovery.
If more people biked to work we would have cleaner air and quieter streets that require less maintenance. So Why Not Commute By Bike?
Here are 12 common excuses and 12 answers to those excuses:
1. It's too far to ride If you live too far from work, consider driving part of the way and riding the rest. This is especially useful if you work in a traffic-congested area. Reducing of motor vehicle use will help the environment and becoming a bicycle commuter will create more awareness of other cycle commuters when you drive. Or you can ride the bus part way. Bike racks have been installed on many full sized city buses. Taking your bike along for the ride saves fuel and money. A $10 monthly bus pass plus a bike can take you anywhere you want to go.
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Mr. Pekow, a seasoned DC journalist, provides Bikexchange.com with unbiased news on legislation and government decisions affecting the bicycling world. This season's column examines the progress of 'Non-Motorized Pilot Project,' which will evaluate major improvements in bicycling infrastructure in four targeted communities across the U.S. Will the folks spend more on two feet and two wheels, or will they continue to put the pedal to the metal?Better Cycling Infrastructure: The Solution?Fun In the Haiku Factory (You must be seventeen.) By Chip HaynesOur cycling essayist-humorous has discovered the joys of haiku. He says there's no better place to compose a cycling haiku than in the saddle--with eyes on the road ahead, of course. Five, seven, five. Five, seven, five...Cyclotoon by Neal SkorpenNeal's refreshing and timely Cyclotoons celebrate the bicycle and slam the automobile. His work has appeared in Oregon Cycling, Cycling Utah, The Comic News and other papers. In this current Cyclotoon #19, Neal turns to a bit of art history and turns a smile on the editor.King for the Day by Jerry KingJerry's cartoons have appeared in thousands of greeting cards, magazines, Web sites, books, newspapers, newsletters and children's books. His client list includes Disney, American Greetings, The United States Golf Association, and many others. Jerry's magazine credits include Better Homes and Gardens, Golf Digest, The Saturday Evening Post, National Enquirer, Woman's World and hundreds of others world wide. Click to see his very first cartoon posted on The Bicycle Exchange: #1Photo: Andy "the Mechanic" Wallen and Gary Fisher at Interbike '06Our own Ask the Mechanic columnist meets up with legendary mountain bike builder, Gary Fisher, at the 2006 Interbike Show in Las Vegas. Exclusive photo.From The (bike)-X-(change) Files:Timely selections from the Ghost of Features Past.Is Your Tandem Ready For Spring? By Rodney Moseman Don't mount that tandem without reading these tips from PA tandem enthusiast.
Ask the Mechanic contains we'll over 1,000 questions from readers, all answered by Andy Wallen, a shop owner/mechanic from Wheeling, WV.